Energy CDT Network News
- Sustainability Films Preview
- Pecha Kucha Evening
- Film of Leeds researchers at Green Man Festival released
- Energy YES
- Energy CDT Network LinkedIn Group
- Energy Institute Membership
- Energy CDT Network Conference 2012
- Energy CDT Network and British Library TalkScience Podcast
On the evening of 12th March, six researchers from across the network presented their research at the latest in a series of Pecha Kucha evenings staged by the Association for British Science Writers (ABSW).
Pecha Kucha is a presentation style where 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each, meaning that the presenter has only 6 minutes 40 seconds in which to ‘tell their story’. This means that presenters have to think very carefully about what they wish to say in the short time allotted to them.
The event was held at City University, Islington and had the theme of ‘Energy’. The speakers were:
• Conaill Soraghan, University of Strathclyde - why wind turbines could look very different offshore
• Philippa Usher, University of Leeds - growing biofuel using algae
• Wasim Bhatti, Loughborough University - integration of hydrogen fuel cells into unmanned aerial vehicles
• Tom Demetriades, University of Nottingham - transport for Carbon Capture and Storage
• Mike Fell, University College London - children’s role in home energy use
• Ruth Bush, University of Leeds - UK District heating; what are we waiting for?
The presentations were attended by a mixed audience of interested members of the public and members of the ABSW and were followed by a trip to the local pub where the audience had the chance to network and ask any follow up questions of the presenters.
A video has been released showing the work of the Leeds Low Carbon DTC researchers at last year's Green Man Festival. Well worth a watch!
Energy Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (Energy YES) 2013
Edinburgh, 22-24 May 2013
The Energy YES competition is specifically for researchers in the Network of Energy Centres for Doctoral Training. It offers you a great opportunity to hone your business skills – and the chance to compete for a cash prize of £1,000.
Applications are now closed for this year but to find out how the event goes look out for comments on our twitter and LinkedIn accounts and visit Energy YES page.
Our first conference took place on 29th and 30th November at University of Manchester. It offered an opportunity for students from across the network to meet their peers across the different energy disciplines, share experiences and exchange idea.
Presentations given at the event, as well as photos are now available to view and download. Films captured for the public engagement challenge will be available shortly.
Images from the event held at The British Library on 23 October 2012. A podcast of the event is now available from the British Library website.
The panel, featuring from left to right, Daniel Crean, Phil Taylor, Colin Snape, Kirk Shanks & Fiona Harvey
A members only group has been created to facilitate collaboration and networking between staff, students and industry. To become a group member you will need a LinkedIn account, sign up here.
The Energy Institute is a professional body for the energy industries with over 13,500 members. They lead and advise the sector on careers and professional development including the accreditation of academic courses. All students in the Energy CDT Network can now sign up for free membership of Energy Institute.
We also feature in the 2012 edition of EI Future Skills publication.
Energy CDT Network has membership of the following;
The sustainability hub is a not for profit organisation promoting sustainable development and active engagement between businesses, NGOs, trade associations, opinion formers and political leaders.